Month: January 2018

depression

Let’s Talk

It’s that whole Bell Let’s Talk day thing.  As someone who has suffered from depression, I applaud the effort.  I appreciate the  intent when people share the hashtag and put themselves out there as someone who listens. If only it were true.  If Bell truly cared about people with depression, it would undoubtedly have a …

growth

Acceptance

When I accept, I can change. That’s the old mantra.  The worst part about mantras like this is that they become trite.  They get disconnected from their meaning.  They become words, detached from experience in spite of their relative truth. We don’t change what we refuse to accept about ourselves.  That is true.  If I …

culture

Mudmen, The Morning After

It’s been a long time since I went to a concert where it was just little.  The smoke in the air (from fog machines, not cigarettes, these days), the anticipation, the bands and songs you’ve never heard, but totally dig… it brought me back to rented halls and high school drama, and trying to make …

health

Unexplained Anger

So listen.  There are perfectly legitimate reasons to get angry. My work situation, in the past, has consisted of escalating levels of stupidity that would enrage even the most enlightened of souls, if they felt any responsibility at all toward their post and the overall well-being of the company, its customers and the co-workers around …

sex

Prurient Interest

I wonder how much damage this concept has done in society? If we accept the common association between sex and all kinds of emotional disorders, then that means that one of two things is true: either that sex itself and the interest in it gives rise to various psychological disorders, or that society’s stigma of …

writing

Weird Endings

I feel like so much of what I read and write these days comes with unsatisfying endings.  Not that unsatisfying endings are bad, but they’re best when they inspire further thought and interpretation, not just a downer. I ended Jeopardy on a interpretive note.  I hadn’t originally intended to include the scene in the “afterlife”.  It …